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Fact Sheet PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Core Company Information
Company Name PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
UID CHE-106.839.438
Alternative / previous Names PricewaterhouseCoopers SA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd
Domicile Zürich
Canton ZH
Legal Form Limited corporation
Firm Inscription Date 22.06.1998
Website https://www.pwc.ch
Takeovers: Controllexpert AG (ADM-137.181.853), per 24.09.2001
Revisuisse Price Waterhouse AG (ADM-271.016.843), per 25.01.2001
Price Waterhouse AG (ADM-315.960.011), per 25.01.2001
STG-Coopers & Lybrand Consulting AG (ADM-405.109.008), per 19.03.2001
Ofor Révision Bancaire SA (CHE-100.093.893), per 30.04.2012
Coopers & Lybrand, Revisa, Revisuisse AG (CHE-101.269.060)
Willy Bühler & Co Treuhand und Revisions AG (CHE-101.271.602), per 19.07.2005
Trewi Treuhand- und Revisions-AG (CHE-103.390.270), per 19.07.2005
Ofor (CHE-103.852.431), per 22.12.2005
Frei + Kläui Treuhand AG (CHE-107.159.412), per 19.07.2005
FAOA Information
FAOA ID 500003
RAB Permission state-regulated audit firm
FAOA License active
Link to FAOA website View auditor profile at FAOA
Branch offices (13) PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-251.833.951) in Aarau (AG)   [+]
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-393.441.652) in Basel (BS)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-308.775.052) in Bern (BE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-421.817.078) in Chur (GR)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-390.062.005) in Genève (GE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-478.378.975) in Lugano (TI)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-434.873.063) in Luzern (LU)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-346.954.590) in Münchenstein (BL)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-291.782.389) in Neuchâtel (NE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-497.306.752) in Pully (VD)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-140.989.034) in Sion (VS)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-364.598.872) in St. Gallen (SG)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-289.904.602) in Thun (BE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-151.657.932) in Winterthur (ZH)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-254.525.813) in Zug (ZG)
Membership in Associations EXPERTsuisse
Number of auditors with permission 303  (18.50 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 11.2 years (max.: 33.7 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'607 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -272 (since 31.12.2021), -288 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 88 (thereof 6 in the SMI, 7 in the SMI Expanded and 58 in the SPI)

Details regarding the distribution of the audit engagements across legal forms and cantons are depicted in the table below.

  AG AI AR BE BL BS FR GE GL GR JU LU NE NW OW SG SH SO SZ TG TI UR VD VS ZG ZH
Limited corporation 151 4 33 331 133 173 72 377 16 68 26 192 103 20 9 265 41 43 97 80 131 5 300 66 259 975 3'970
Limited liability company 9   1 19 18 12 4 51 1 8   42 11 1 2 15 19 10 10 6 11   34 1 67 106 458
Foundation 29 2 7 78 28 119 5 104 3 19   51 31 12 3 58 14 6 4 6 17 4 61 9 33 255 958
Cooperative 4     13 1 4   2 1 1   6 3     7 1 1         2     13 59
Association 2     13 2 9   12   2   6       6   1 1   2   10     29 95
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms 2 1   5 1 3 2 11 2 3   4   2   1 1   1 2 1 1 7 2 2 11 65
197 7 41 459 183 320 83 558 23 101 26 301 148 35 14 353 76 61 113 94 162 10 414 78 361 1'389 5'607

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4865 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'607 statutory audits are performed by the branch offices as indicated in the table below.

  AG AI AR BE BL BS FR GE GL GR JU LU NE NW OW SG SH SO SZ TG TI UR VD VS ZG ZH
Aarau 56     4 5 6 1 1       1       1   9     1   1 2 2 14 104
Basel 39     26 153 270 4 5 3 5 7 12 14 1 1 5 13 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 19 56 655
Bern 7     312 6 4 11 2     1 22 3 1   4   14   2     8 2 5 31 435
Chur                 1 58           5             1       65
Genève 1     8 1 1 10 468     1 3 16   2 2   1 1 2 2   97 7 14 22 659
Lugano 1   1     3   3   1   4       2 1   3   142       4   165
Luzern 11     14 1 2 1 1       197 1 25 7 4 3 5 11   1 3 2 2 20 18 329
Neuchâtel       23 1   8 11     11   101     1   1     1   16 1 2 5 182
Pully 2     6   6 36 40     2 4 9       3 1 2 1     262 14 4 5 397
Sion       1     1 1                             3 45     51
St. Gallen 2 7 35 6   4   2 6 28   5 2     290 5   3 59 1   1   10 54 520
Thun       1                                             1
Winterthur 1     1   2 1         1       2 14   3 15     1   5 93 139
Zug 8         2   1 2     8         4   10     1     100 16 152
Zürich 69   5 57 16 20 10 23 11 9 4 44 2 8 4 37 33 20 78 13 12 4 20 3 176 1'075 1'753
197 7 41 459 183 320 83 558 23 101 26 301 148 35 14 353 76 61 113 94 162 10 414 78 361 1'389 5'607

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 5'613

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Latest audit engagements
These are this auditor's latest audit engagements.
 
Client Name Client UID Domicile Start Date Type of switch Auditor Branch
EU Business School SA CHE-110.187.018 Genève 25.11.2022 Auditor switch Genève
EU Group SA CHE-466.963.316 Genève 25.11.2022 Auditor switch Genève
EU SA CHE-468.540.872 Genève 25.11.2022 Auditor switch Genève
Mediselva AG CHE-200.052.475 Ilanz/Glion 25.11.2022 First auditor St. Gallen
Venus-Beauty GmbH CHE-261.630.740 Luzern 24.11.2022 Auditor switch Winterthur
Discontinued audit engagements
The following audit engagements were lost recently, either to a competitor, due to auditor resignation or due to an opting out.
 
Client Name Client UID Domicile End Date Reason Auditor Branch
Bucher et Walt S.A. CHE-107.778.354 Saint-Blaise 25.11.2022 Auditor switch Neuchâtel
Cafina AG CHE-105.931.254 Zofingen 24.11.2022 Auditor switch Aarau
SWIC Digital Gateway AG CHE-193.000.212 Zürich 23.11.2022 Auditor switch Zug
DENTALLAB 2.0 SCHWEIZ AG CHE-158.215.914 Zürich 18.11.2022 Opting-out Zürich
GROW QUALITY SA CHE-267.961.313 Lens 18.11.2022 Auditor switch Pully